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Richard Rahn

Cato Institute
Senior Fellow

Richard W. Rahn is an American economist who frequently writes for The Washington Times. He was the Vice President and Chief Economist of the United States Chamber of Commerce during the Reagan Administration and remains a staunch advocate of supply-side economics, small government, and classical liberalism. A senior fellow of the Cato Institute and the Discovery Institute, Rahn received his MBA from Florida State University, his Ph.D. from Columbia University, and an honorary Doctor of Laws from Pepperdine University. His articles have appeared in many newspapers and magazines, including The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe American SpectatorNational Review, and international publications. From 2002 to 2008, he served on the Board of Directors of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.

Rahn is currently chairman of the Institute for Global Economic Growth, an organization that assists nations in implementing supply-side or "pro-growth" reforms. He s a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, sits on the boards of numerous think-tanks and advocacy groups, and has testified on economic issues before the U.S. Congress over 75 times. Rahn is also an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of World Politics.